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Music Valley - La haute vallée de l'Allier, Auvergne, FranceMusic in Auvergne :   The high valley of the Allier.
in the districts of Brioude and Langeac

Art exhibitions 2019

Painting, drawing, sculpture,  

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Exhibitions in the Chapelle Notre Dame du portail
  • From 12 to 28 July : Patricia Migne.
  • From  29 juil. to 11 August  : Agnès Deshors.
  • From 13 to 22 August: Dominique Fromval
4th August,  Arts Day in the village of Auzon  

♥ Brioude

Expo Miro Brioude 2019Brioude - artistic capital of Auvergne - summer 2019.
  • From 22 June to 6 October- In the Doyenné Modern and contemporary Arts centre Joan Miro Exhibition les Chemins de la Poésie - a unique gathering of works by the Spanish master.
  • From 13 to 27 July- 9th Brioude watercolour Biennial Many locations in the town
  • From 9 to 18 August- Décades de la Peinture de Brioude –. 40 artists from France and Bielorussia.

July and August  - Exhibitions of watercolours and other mediums: in the  Mirandelle tearoom, and the  Vincent Besançon gallery  –  beside St. Julien's basilica

 A la Maison de Mandrin :
Programme  ofexhibitions

♥ Vieille Brioude

Hall de l’Ermitage St Vincent.
  • From 22 juin to 6 July - St Vincent Mathias Cazin : Espritzetwal - craftwork from Haiti
  • From 7 to 19 JulyMarc Bonfils  Watercolours
  • From 20 July to 17 August. Mariel et Martine - Elles

♥ Chateau de Saint Ilpize – de 15 à 19h

  • From 15 to 21 July  –  Nina Rossiter - Fluid art, inspired by water
  • From 22 to 28 July – Exposition Steve Francis - Sculptures sur bois, photos et peinture.
  • From 29 July  to 4 August  Gigi Baer et Amélie Collyer -  >Mixed médias – acrylique gouache, encre, spray paint
  • From 5 to 11 August - Artists in résidence avec Diane Cazelles

Langeac, Historial Mère Agnès

From 16 June to 22 September– Exhibition for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's Last supper, - the last supper 1880 ( détails portraits-études)

♥  Lavaudieu,


Other events - visits.

Monuments and  events

a)  Val d'Allier area


*** Basilique Saint Julien. Magnificent Romanesque basilica -with Michelin guide's top three-star accolade - one of only four such monuments in Auvergne.
* Aquarium  - L'Allier, France's greatest salmon river.
* Maison de la Dentelle, lacemaking museum

Saint Ilpize:  mediaeval castle
Open daily - Free ; guided visits . Some visits with English-speaking guide.

Former Cluniac priory (11th - 18th centuries) , Maison des oiseaux. Ornithological centre.  Mediaeval bridge.

Fresques St cirguesSaint-Cirgues:
 Church - remarkable 14th century frescoes.  (photo)

b) Allagnon et Senouire areas


Hilltop village with dramatic views. Ancient terraces being renovated, impressive castle (no visits)

Historic small town - one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France"

Romanesque church & cloisters - the finest cloisters in Auvergne, fine mediaeval murals.
Musée populaire. Folk museum. Open daily.
One of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France"